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Nr: 60-62
July-September 2009

Turismul de tip paradores, în Braşov
Paradores tourism in Braşov
Paradores-Tourismus in Braşov
Paradores-turizmus, Brassóban
Prima conferinţă hotelieră din Transilvania
The first hotel conference from Transilvania
Die erste Hotellerie-Konferenz in Transsilvanien
Az első erdélyi hotel- és idegenforgalmi konferencia
Diversitatea, o şansă în plus
Diversity, an extra chance
Die Vielfalt als zusätzliche Chance
A sokféleség ? további esély
Festival ecvestru la Râşnov
The Equestrian Festival of Râşnov
Reitfestival in Rosenau
Rozsnyói lovasfesztivál
Talciocul de stil
The Style Fair
Flohmarkt mit Stil
Stílusos bolhapiac
Târgul de mirodenii
The Spices Fair
Der Gewürzmarkt
Festivalul Fanfarelor
The Fanfares Festival
Das Festival der Blaskapellen
Buzduganul de la Drăguş
The Dragus Mace
Der Streitkolben von Drăguş
A daróci buzogány
Noaptea de Sânziene la Şirnea
The Midsummer Night in Sirnea
Die Sânziene-Nacht bei Şirnea
Szentivánéj Şirneán
Zilele Codlei-Kronenfest
The Days of Codlea - Kronenfest
Die Zeidner Tage ? das Kronenfest
Kronenfest ? a Feketehalmi napok
Rotbav ? istorie şi tradiţie
History and tradition in Rotbav
Rothbach ? Geschichte und Tradition
Szászveresmart ? történelem és hagyomány
Tradiţii culturale la Predeal
Cultural traditions in Predeal
Kulturtraditionen in Predeal
Kulturális hagyományok Predeálon

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The Fanfares Festival



On the occasion of the Catholic Pentecost, the Peony Festival which gathered several fanfares from Brasov, Covasna and Harghita counties took place in town Budila, county of Brasov. This was the first edition of the Festival and though called the Peony Festival, a flower which can be found in almost every local household, the fanfares were the in the centre of people?s attention, because they combined nature and music in one great cultural event.

Religious culture and tradition

The Festival was organized by the Hungarian community from Budila, assisted by the County Council of Brasov, the County Centre for Preservation and Promotion of Traditional Culture of Brasov and the Sustainable Development Agency of Brasov County, together with the City Hall of Budila. The entire community participated in the event, Romanians and Hungarians living in good peace.
After the completion of the church service, the Catholics headed to the stage arranged in open air, with peonies and birch branches in their hands, both of them symbolizing spring, hope of life, and the vivid green of nature, the spirit of spring and everlasting unaltered traditions being therefore emphasized.

Unique fanfares

The Mayor of Budila commune, Mr. Constantin Galborcea, said: ?The event was presented both in Hungarian and Romanian, thus addressing each citizen in his native tongue. We invited ten fanfare bands at the event, but only six attended which was not bad at all for the beginning. The bands are unique and the instruments cost over 1 billion lei. The Fanfares Festival was organized for the first time on the occasion of the Catholic Pentecost and we hope it will become traditional.?
Mr. Attila Kovacs, Vice-President of the County Council Brasov, said he has encouraged this event and hoped it would strike root just as the peonies did.

The Festival Program

The Festival opened with a parade of Hungarian folk costumes and the traditionally dressed Hungarians parade through the town, with adorned horses and fanfares? parade. The program included: Fanfare Concerts performed by bands from Ozun, Brates, Tg. Secuiesc, Arcus, Crizbav, the German Democratic Forum, Tusnad, Baraolt, Zagon. The participants were awarded diplomas and were invited to return next year for the second edition of the Peony Festival ? the Fanfares Festival.


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